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Community Collaborations

 

 

FamilyWize - Free Prescription Discount Card

It’s easy to use a FamilyWize Card. There are no forms to fill out, waiting period or registration. The card is really just like a reusable prescription coupon on all FDA approved medicines. Anyone in your family, your work, your church or your neighborhood can use it. Immediately. You can even use it if you have health insurance, both during deductible periods and for anything your insurance does not pay for. There is no cost to you or your family for this discount card and there are no enrollment or eligibility requirements. You can pick up a card at our office (115 Clover St. Suite 300, Holland, MI 49423) or CLICK HERE to get your card online. Call (616) 396-7811 for more info.
 

Ottawa Pathways to Better Health

A program designed to assist people with accessing community services, to improve health outcomes and decrease unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency department visits. There is no fee for qualifying individuals. Call (866) 291-8691 or go to http://www.miottawa.org/OPBH/.
 

Ottawa County Human Services Coordinating Council

 

Mission: To enhance the quality of life for all Ottawa County residents through a coordinated and prioritized strategic response to county and regional human services needs.

Vision: Make a measured positive impact on the health and safety of our children, their families, and our seniors, through unprecedented collaboration and integration of dollars and services available through our public, private and business entities.

Greater Ottawa County United Way sits on this council.

 

211 - Get Connected. Get Answers.



Vision: Effectively connecting people and services.


Mission: CALL's mission is to increase access to community services through effective and compassionate information and referral. Our program and our staff are committed to fulfilling this mission and to upholding the values that serve as the foundation for the way CALL operates.



Greater Ottawa County United Way serves on the Master Board of Directors, the Operations Board and is a funding partner.

Get help with the following at CALL 211:
    •    Food, Housing & Clothing
    •    Utility Assistance
    •    Support Groups
    •    Healthcare Services
    •    Teen Pregnancy
    •    Senior Issues
    •    Transportation
    •    Prescription Assistance
    •    Seasonal Programs
    •    Support Groups

Find more info at http://www.call-211.org.


Great Start Collaborative

Mission: Working together with our families and communities to identify needs, maintain resources and creatively seek solutions to existing gaps for families with young children.
Vision: A coordinated community approach for our families with young children to secure opportunities and resources for a Great Start in life and learning.

Greater Ottawa County United Way sits on the Great Start Board of Directors as well as the Finance, Communications, and Executive Committees.
We support this early childhood education initiative through governance, community planning and communications


Find more info at http://www.oaisd.org.
 

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Emergency Food and Shelter Program: Phase 33

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program began in 1983 with a $50 million federal appropriation. The program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter.

Greater Ottawa County United Way serves as the Vice President on this local Board.

The program's objectives are:

  • To allocate funds to the neediest areas,to ensure fast response,
  • To foster public/private sector cooperation,
  • To ensure local decision making, and
  • To maintain minimal, but accountable, reporting.